WOLE TALABI is an engineer, writer, and editor from Nigeria, whose stories have appeared in Asimov's, F&SF, Lightspeed and several other places. He has edited three anthologies: Africanfuturism (2020), Lights Out: Resurrection (2016) and These Words Expose Us (2014). He has been a finalist for multiple awards, including the Nebula Award (2023), the Jim Baen Memorial Award (2022) and the Locus Award (2021), and he has won the prestigious Caine Prize (2018) as well as the Nommo Award (2022). His work has been translated into Spanish, Norwegian, Chinese, Italian, Bengali, and French, and his collection Incomplete Solutions (2019) is published by Luna Press. His novel Shigidi is forthcoming from DAW books and Gollancz in 2023, and in his spare time he likes scuba diving, elegant equations, and oddly shaped things. He currently lives and works in Malaysia.
If you're into reclaimed African artifacts in a high stakes art heist with demons and ancient African gods and a tangled love stroy and more tangled bureaucracy, with extra Aleister Crowley as sidekick, (and honestly, who isn't?) Wole Talabi's debut Shigidi is terrific * Lauren Beukes * A high octane thriller that is simply unputdownable. Talabi deftly weaves different mythos spanning centuries across continents and borders to create a truly fantastical story. Gods, demons, magicians, giants, all jostling for power and prestige within an all too human story. This remarkable debut rocked my world * T.L. Hunchu *